Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.) 1890-1975, March 05, 1975, Image 3

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C o u n t y j u r o r s l i s t e d A list of jurors for the spring court term in Sweet Grass County was drawn Feb. 6. Persons who may serve within the next six months are as follows; Ludwig Alleatad, Wayne K. Anderson, Mrs. James Bald­ win, Lois Bare, Henry Beck­ ers, Robert Beckers, Louise Beer, Glenn R. Berg, Mrs. Glenn R. Berg, Mrs. Gail W. Berry. Alvin E. Bonnarens, Gray- con Brakke, Mrs. Harold Braley, James E. Brannin, Lloyd C. Braughton, Ralph Breeding, Robert Brownlee, Herbert Bue, Dan Burmeis- ter, William J. Carroccia. Michael Carter, H e l e n Clark, B. William Clayton, Mrs. George H. Clouse, Mary Coughlin, Sherry Dawson, James L. Dennis, Homer A. Douglas, David Duffey, De- lynn Duncan. Raymond Eigen, Archie W. Ellison, Paul Raymond Esp, James F. Favinger, Mrs. Harold Faw, Bill Ferguson, Nick George, Floyd Gordon, Mrs. James P. Graham, John A. Green. Ed Gust, Mrs. Virgil E. Gust, Olaf Haaland, John Haligowski, Sigurd Hansen, Jean Duncan Harper, Arne Hoem, Mrs. Ralph Holman, Robert S. Holderman, Mrs. Quentin Indreland. Mrs. John P. Inman, John P. Inman, Thomas N. Ivey, Marilyn Jenkins, Billie John­ son, Mrs. Bessie Kellogg, Mrs. Douglas Kelly, Mrs. R.A. Kienitz, Carl Kjarmo, Laura Page Knudson. Gilmore R. Lake, Thomas Larson, Mrs. Arthur L Little, Mrs. Torger Lomeland, Char­ les Long, C. H. Lukenbill. Hal K. Luttschwager, Wal­ ter Maasch, Mrs. Walter Martinz, Ruth Maurer, Ar­ thur N. Michels, Owen D. Moore, Mrs. Rita Morgan, Mrs. Judy Mosness, Mrs. Charles G. Mueller, John D. Murphy, Harry Murray, Cur­ tis R. McBride, Ellen F. McDonnell, Mrs. Robert L. McKenzie. Mrs. Percy Neville, John P. Nitcy, Mrs. Audrey Nunley, Mrs. Alice O'Connell, Albert Osen, Gordon Osen, E. 0. Overland, James E. Parrent, Lindley H. Patten, Marvin Hans Pederson. Mrs. Cecelia Prevost, Ben J. Raisland, W. Vance Ram- berg, Dean Redland, Francis George Reidelbach, Charles M. Rein, Mrs. Andrew Rich- ert, Bruce Richert, Mrs. Wm. H. Sargent, Tom Savage. Mrs. Kenneth Schott, Grace Severance, Mrs. H a r o l d Shepard, Mrs. Albert Strand, Mrs. August Stroh, Esther Stuber, Clyde J. Sullivan, Mrs. Sandra Thomas, Ken­ neth G. Thompson, John H. Titeca. Mrs. Fred Tucker, Mrs. Barbara Van Cleve, Mrs. Don Van der Hagen, M a r i e Vaughn, Mrs. Lula Walton, Catherine Webber, Roy S. W e b b e r , Charlotte Wein- furter. SGHS board to m eet Mon. Sweet Grass High School board members will review the 1975-76 school year preliminary budget at the group's meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the school. The meeting, normally the second Thursday of the month, was advanced to comply with state regulations in setting the mill levy for the April 1 school election. In other business, trustees will meet with bus driver representatives, discuss offer­ ing contracts for teachers, and review curriculum and pre- registration procedures for the next year. Policies to be discussed will be student course offerings and procedures for dropping classes. Board members will review school election plans, and study and possibly adopt formal job descriptions for employees. --------- Project may be more pressing: Clark---------- \ t F i r e h a l l r e m o d e l i n g e y e d Wednesday, March 5, 1975 - TIIE BIG TIMBER PIONEER - Page 3 About people • Deborah Kirkwood, Big Timber, is one of 127 Eastern Montana College seniors in education who are student teaching in area schools this winter quarter. S t u d e n t teaching is one of the requirements for certification in the state. She is teaching at the Billings Senior and Gar­ field schools. The need to remodel the existing Big Timber Fire Hall may be more pressing than was earlier expected, according to Mayor McLean Clark who Monday night outlined departmental changes pending or now in effect. During the regular council meeting, Clark reviewed the appointment of a full-time fire chief for the city (see story elsewhere), and discussed related mat­ ters. Clark said the appointment of a full-time chief could be a factor in a change in the city's fire insurance rating. For a number of years the city has enjoyed a 6 rating—considered the lowest possible for a community this size, and better than most in the state. Monday Clark said there was a possibility that the change to a full-time administrator might enable the city's rate to be dropped to five. “Nobody made any promises,\ Clark cautioned the council. “But it could make a difference.\ In addition, Clark said that should the county be able to implement a plan to provide additional water to fires within a five and ten-mile radius of town, insurance rates outside the city could be lowered. Under the proposal, should the department be able to provide 3,000 gallons to a home or building within a five-mile radius within a 20 minute period, the present rating of 10 could be dropped to 8. If the department were able to provide the same service to property 10 miles from town, ratings could be dropped from a 10 to a 9. Each of these changes, Clark said, would result in the savings “of thousands of dollars iu insurance premiums each year.” HOWEVER, to provide the additional service to property outside the city will require the purchase of an additional tanker truck, and the need to find a place to house the unit once it arrives. Several months ago, when the city was considering an application for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, offi­ cials included money to allow remodeling of the existing fire hall. Later the fund application was denied. Monday night Clark said that in view of the possible change to provide additional service outside the city, “The idea of remodeling the fire hall may be closer than I thought a couple of months ago.” Under the present arrangement, the city provides storage for the city and county fire equipment Although the county does not pay rent for the use of facilities, Clark said the arrangement was a good one, because the city has the right to use county equipment to fight city fires. Without such an agreement he said the city would have to purchase a new $40,000 unit to meet standards. Although the existing city equipment is in good operating condition, it is considered sufficient in itself for a community this size. BECAUSE OF the cooperative arrange­ ment, Clark said he thought ft would be good for the city to consider ways of remodeling the building. Of prime concern is the ability to utilize space more fully. Crews now have difficulty housing existing equipment inside the building because of a poor arrangement of doors and space. After a lengthy discussion, Clark asked council member Stan Todd to look over the building and to come up with specifications and cost estimates of work on the rear portion of the building. Specifically, Clark suggested that the addition at the back of the structure be extensively remodeled. Included would be a new roof, a six-foot extension, installation of a new floor, additional heaters, and new doors. His plan would not now call for remodeling of the front of the building, although such an idea was discussed in the past. CLARK SAID the city also might consider future remodeling of the second floor of the building to provide another meeting room for the community. “Right now we have no public meeting room except the Dugout,” Clark said. He suggested that by adding an extra rest room, installing new flooring and possibly a suspended ceiling, the room could be made into an attractive meeting area. Council member Lindley Patten, who indicated interest in the remodeling program for the building, said he questioned whether the upstairs could be made into a serviceable meeting area, without completely “rebuilding” it. CLARK admitted he had no idea how much the project would be, but he said estimates would be valuable in helping the city assess the project. It was noted that revenue sharing funds might be used to do the work. When the remodeling plan was discussed in the past, it was suggested the city also consider a new building for the department. No mention of that alterna­ tive was made Monday night. The mayor said that by remodeling the existing structure, the building could be made to serve the community “adequately for the next 40 years.” Hl( HAHf! HAHRlS OMAR SHAHlf Council shows interest in proposed ree program Big Timber City Council members Monday night ex­ pressed interest in plans for the development of a school- year recreational program for Big Timber. Such a program is being set up by the newly organized Sweet Grass County Human Resources D e v e l o p m e n t Council. (See separate story.) The Rev. William Wohlers, chairman, Kenneth Keeker, committee member, a n d Sherman Schuster appeared at the meeting to outline their' plans and to seek council support of the program. Mr. Wohlers said he was excited about the progress of the work and the appointment of Schuster to direct the program, which eventually will be aimed at providing opportunities for all segments of the community. Schuster is being paid through a federal Community Action Program (CAP) grant, but will work directly with the local committee in devel­ oping a program for the community. Plans call for the use of the Big Timber Grade School gym, Mr. Wohlers said. “We are just starting,\ he told the council. “This is a pilot program, but we hope to see a permanent recreation program for town.\ Mr. Wohlers said the program has been funded through Dec. 31, 1975, how­ ever the program is subject to renewal, and he expressed the hope that by the end of the year it will be so successful that it will get an automatic nod from federal officials. THE CHAIRMAN said that although the committee is interested in working to help solve other community prob­ lems, it sees additional recrea­ tional activities as the most important need at this time. “There are many needs in our community, and we hope to bring people together to help solve them.\ In addition to the open gym programs, Mr. Wohlers sug­ gested recreational activities could include chess tourna­ ments, hobby nights for senioi; citizens, a soap box derby and golf lessons. Council members w e r e unanimous in their praise of the program. “You’ve done a lot of work, and Td like to compliment you,” said Oscar Stephens. Mayor Clark said he appre­ ciated the work and said he was happy to see that the group “saw a need and has gone ahead to do something about it.” Mr. Wohlers said he knows the program will not reach “every kid in town. This cannot be a mandatory thing. However, if it’s worth its salt, we think we can encourage people to participate on their own.\ Although federal funds were being used to employ Schuster, the program will “cost us nothing more than we've already paid” because had Big Timber not applied for the money, it would have been given to another com­ munity. Clark said he was excited by the plan and the mood of the community. \We have more people more interested in this community than we have had in many, many years. There are signs here and there that people are interested in donating their time to help their community. It's a good sign for the community...just look up and down McLeod Street.” IN A related matter, council members approved the appointment of Larry Hauge, Rita Hansen, and Robert Hauck as directors of the 1975 summer recreation program. The three, who operated the program in 1974, were hired at the same salaries as last year. Stan Todd, chairman of thè recreation committee, said he was pleased with last year’s work. “It was a dandy program,” he said. During a discussion, Todd said Hauge and Hansen had been working on plans to broaden activities and make changes in the program this year. In other business Monday night, council members dis­ cussed the need for enforce­ ment of the city’s ordinance requiring lids on garbage cans. Clerk James McCauley said although the requirement that cans be placed in garbage racks had eliminated a lot of problems, he said a number of racks are not built to prevent dogs from getting into cans. Of special concern were situations where residents do not have covers on cans. Although no action was taken, it was suggested that the city “crack down\ on persons who fail to abide by regulations by issuing cita­ tions. $300 award given Terland wins scholarship caiiaskfofanything more BOZEMAN—Montana Sta­ te University senior Terry L. Terland, has been named 1975 recipient of the annual Mon­ tana Stockgrowers Associa­ tion scholarship. Mons Teigen, executive vice president of the associa­ tion presented Terland the $300 award at the MSU College of Agriculture awards banquet held here. Friday. The association makes- the TERRY TERLAND scholarship available each year to an outstanding stu­ dent in the MSU Animal and Range Sciences Department Terland is majoring in aricultural production with an option in range science. After he receives his bachelor's degree in June he plans to return to the family ranch on Bridger Creek n e a r Reed- point where he will start a ranching career. His parents are SMr. and Mrs. Ttlmar Terland. At MSU Terland is presi­ dent of the Range Manage­ ment Club; secretary of Alpha Zeta, an honorary fraternity for students in agriculture; and a member of the Ag Council, a liaison group for students and administrators in agriculture. He is also a member of the Range Plant Judging Team. Terland was selected last year as a teaching assistant for the university's basic course in range management, and will teach in that capacity again this spring. He is a 1971 honors graduate of Sweet Grass County High School in Big Timber. 9 tost c a llusât 222-1981 Is it information about a home mortgage, a home-improvement loan, or the range ol our current interest rates? How about some of our other services? All you have to do is invest a dime We have trained experts qualified to answer all your questions. 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Members decided not to affiliate with a national emergency CB organization, but as Mrs. McBride says “to go on our own as far as any uiuci gcucy is concerned.” Club members will continue to monitor Channel 9, the emergency channel Dues for membership were set a t $1 to join and $3 a year per person. Eighty people have been contacted and 45 have indicated an interest to join. Twenty-two persons were present at the last meeting. Crazy Mountain Breakers Club plans to meet the first Monday of the month at 7:30 at the Dugout Members will draw up a constitution at the next meeting, April 7. W o o d H e a t e r s at your Coast to C o a st Store All Kinds of Body Work Windshields Instiled W E C A N H E L P Y O U O U T ! --- ut „V T & L C h e v r o l e t ) Big Timber 932*2133 St. Joseph's Altar Society S t . 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